Alyssa Milano has long been an icon of Who's the Boss? and Charmed fame. And she's now being recognized for her role as an ally to the LGBTQ community.
GLAAD is awarding Milano with the inaugural Ariadne Getty Ally Award at the GLAAD Gala in San Francisco on September 15. The new award goes to an LGBTQ ally who uses their power and platform to advocate for the acceptance of LGBTQ people. It's named after Ariadne Getty, a member of GLAAD’s board of directors who announced a $15 million gift to GLAAD at the 2018 Economic Forum Annual Meetin in Davos, Switzerland.
“I’m so honored to receive this award,” Milano told Variety. “I have long admired the work that GLAAD does day in and day out to advance the interests of the LGBTQI community, so receiving this award from them really means a lot to me.”
Milano has become a vocal member of the #MeToo movement since it took over social media. She's also advocated for HIV/AIDS awareness and marriage equality, as well as joining a GLAAD rally in Times Square to protest the proposed ban on trans people in the military. She even appeared as a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race.